Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: San Antonio, Tx
New Toy Arrived and have another fun one enroute
I am not a frequent poster on this site but am on some others. I have been more of a Jackson Charvel guy but have recently really gotten into some of the high end Ibanez gear. I am a player/collector/restorer/flipper so if ya hate any resellers dont bother with me ya might hate me long term..
That stated I have had a few of the USRGs in the past but the finishes ALWAYS bothered me. Every one I had barring one was faded badly and just made me uninspired to play them.
I had come into one about a year ago with a top so faded you had 0 color left on her and I finally felt the time was right. Let me preface this with saying I have an affinity for the wetrose and other trans pinks so this is my twist on her.
I have had this USRG refinned in Trans pink. Mike Learn did the finish and the body is enroute to me. The pics dont show the grain well so I cant say this is a good shot but here is a temp pic.
The body will be arriving back here this week and I am debating on where to go with hardware. I am temted to go a bit oldschool looking with cream pickups and gold hardware. The other part of me thinks white or zebra with cosmo black. I need to replace the hardware as its totally hammered.
My other was a recent acquisition of a JP90th. She has a few chips and the normal hardware tarnish but nothing too detrimental. She was always on my gas list and when she arrived today I played her about an 2 hrs. My only real shock was the seller didnt disclose the crack in the ebony board; nothing that cant be filled but it would have been nice to know.
Anyway thanks for listening to my incessant ranting.